England call up for 7 Rushcliffe School Talent ID Academy members with a further 4 selected as reserves and two other pupils selected for the full squad. Two ex-pupils are selected in the U23 squad as well.
The team has been selected to represent England and compete against teams from Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the Pan Celtic series of events that will be contested throughout the 2015 season at races in England, Scotland and Wales.
Within the junior section of the England team, Rushcliffe School now accounts for 20% of the team!
A big well done to
Ewan Vernon, Rachel Brown,
Olivia Hooper, Izzy Fry,
Ben Moss, Jacob Barrett,
Zach Pearson, Evie Watson,
Dougal McPetrie, Robert Fernie,
Liam Brown, Jade Hollick,
And good luck with the upcoming racing
Students from Years 7, 10 and 11 made visits to three local care homes, a retirement home and Lings Bar Hospital to provide some Christmas entertainment for some of our elderly neighbours in the community.
The students performed dance routines, sang Christmas songs and carols and recited poems much to the delight of their appreciative audiences. This is something that we hope to repeat on a regular basis as it is an excellent way to build positive links between the generations.
It's not every day that you hear pupils at Rushcliffe School say about their lessons: "you had to be strange." Yet that's just what Year 9 Drama pupils have been saying about their recent drama lessons which have focused on the work of theatre practitioner Antonin Artaud. The Key Stage 3 Drama curriculum has been designed to explore and challenge students' creativity; studying the work of the Frenchman has been a perfect example of this.
Paige Curzon, of 9D, explains: "Artaud made you think about how different types of theatre can change the feelings of the audience." Evie Fletcher, a Level 8 Year 9 student, added that Artaud's theatre "helps show different emotions that you don't normally show in other drama styles such as realism." Through different exercises and activities, year 9 students have been combining theory and practical work to create a piece of drama that deliberately made the audience feel uncomfortable.
Rushcliffe School's Fairtrade Team
have accepted the challenge to sell 90kg of rice.
This is the amount of rice sold that would enable a Malawian farmer to pay for a year's basic secondary education for one child.